This Guidance helps customers import, process, and display geospatial imagery with Amazon SageMaker geospatial capability. By demonstrating how to use a geospatial capability in the agricultural use case, this is a starting point for customers looking to build an agronomic data platform.

Architecture Diagram

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Well-Architected Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.

The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.

  • To improve operational efficiency, it is recommended you enable logging to Amazon CloudWatch for each AWS service, as well as configure alarms, event notifications, and establish different subscriptions to events through Amazon Simple Notification Services (Amazon SNS). API Gateway can enable logging to CloudWatch to understand the API requests and backend responses from Lambda. CloudWatch logs enable the user to understand the system performance and if business outcomes are being achieved through successful end-user content consumption.

    Read the Operational Excellence whitepaper 
  • Use Amazon Cognito with a user pool token type to authenticate and authorize for website and API access. Machine access uses AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles with least-privilege access to Lambda and API Gateway. Public assets reside in private Amazon S3 buckets with CloudFront for reduced latency. CloudFront is the only permitted role to access Amazon S3. API Gateway is protected by Amazon Cognito for public user authentication and authorization.

    Read the Security whitepaper 
  • Serverless technologies implemented in this Guidance are highly available and scalable depending on traffic. ElastiCache includes a topology that allows scaling vertically and horizontally. ElastiCache for Redis cluster allows you to scale horizontally. The synchronous application does not require a workflow to be automated with retries, since it does not rely on a timed resolution. Default log streams from Lambda processing jobs are implemented for monitoring. Backups are stored in Amazon S3 and can be used to restore ElastiCache clusters or launch in a new region.

    There is no comingled customer data due to the solution being implemented in single accounts.

    Read the Reliability whitepaper 
  • Services were selected to meet end user expectations and needs related to scalability, elasticity, cost performance, and serverless in mind.

    ElastiCache offers native customizations to cache data according to user requirements; SageMaker can create and modify ML workloads; Lambda functions can be customized with additional application logging; and CloudWatch logs and reports can be customized.

    Read the Performance Efficiency whitepaper 
  • This Guidance uses serverless technologies to process data, train models, and optimize costs by using pay-as-you-go pricing. The scaling behaviours of AWS managed services and API Gateway help reduce over-provisioning resources; you can maximize resource use and reduce the amount of energy needed to run a given workload. 

    Read the Cost Optimization whitepaper 
  • To further enhance minimization of resources required, users have configuration options such caching types, reserved memory levels, and cluster replication strategies.

    This guidance utilizes Sentinel-2 satellite imagery that is updated and made available on Open Data on AWS Data Exchange.

    Read the Sustainability whitepaper 

Implementation Resources

A detailed guide is provided to experiment and use within your AWS account. Each stage of building the Guidance, including deployment, usage, and cleanup, is examined to prepare it for deployment.

The sample code is a starting point. It is industry validated, prescriptive but not definitive, and a peek under the hood to help you begin.

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